Tennessee Legislative Overview – 2023 Session
Legislative Overview – 2023-24 Session
(Adjourned on April 21, 2023)
13 pet related items were proposed during the 1st year of the 2023-24 legislative session, 3 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.
Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:
|BILL #||SUMMARY||FINAL DISPOSITION|
|HB 991/SB 836||Homeowner’s Insurance/Breed-Specific Prohibition: |
Amends Title 56 (Insurance), Chapter 7 (Policies & Policyholders), Part 1 (General Provisions) of Tennessee Code Annotated by adding a new section prohibiting an insurer of homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, or insurance that covers a manufactured or mobile home from making certain changes to or refusing to issue a policy based solely on the specific breed or mixture of breeds of a dog that lives or is otherwise cared for on the property to which the policy applies.
|CARRIED OVER TO 2024 SESSION|
|ORD 2023001||Smyrna Pet Sale Ban Ordinance: |
Ordinance amends Title 10 (Animal Control), Chapter 2 (Dogs and Cats) of Smyrna, TN Municipal Code by adding a new Section 10-210 (Sale of Dogs and Cats) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet stores.
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